Wittenberg   Preschool 

Wittenberg Lutheran Preschool in Leesville is seeking an enthusiastic, responsible, and creative teacher assistant to work 7am-1pm, Monday through Friday. We provide care for children in an environment that meets children's needs for healthy, physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. High school diploma needed, childcare experience helpful, multitasking skills a must. We do abide by DSS requirements for childcare training hours and first aid training. If you are interested in helping prepare our students for the future, please send resumes to our email address at

Our Mission

"Provide an environment that encourages the growth and development of children through positive role models and knowledge of Jesus Christ.”

After numerous conversations of interest and need for a Christian preschool in our community, Wittenberg Lutheran Preschool opened its doors August of 2011.

The purpose of Wittenberg Lutheran Preschool program, otherwise known as WLPP, is to provide care for children in an environment conducive to meeting the children’s needs for healthy, physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development. The preschool is a ministry of Wittenberg Lutheran Church and is supervised by the Preschool Committee, who are church members that meet once a month to further assure the growth and well-being of WLPP. The Preschool Committee volunteer their time to prepare budgets and recommend policies for the congregation. The Committee will review, support, and assist the WLPP Director with pending business matters.


Enrollment for preschool is open to children ages 2 1/2 to 5.  Enrollment for after-school is open to children in grades K4-5th Grade .

Enrollment will be granted without discrimination regarding sex, race, color, religion, or beliefs. To attend the preschool, a completed registration application, current immunization certificate, a non-refundable registration fee, along with a two-week deposit and material fee must be submitted prior to or at the time of enrollment in the program.

If you are interested in your child joining our program or would like more information, please contact us at 803-532-4636 ext. 204 or email us at



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Joy Burge  |  Co-Director

Hello, my name is Joy Burge. I have been with Wittenberg Lutheran Preschool for four years and two years ago I began serving as co-director. I attend Celebration Church and have helped with Blessing Boxes, the Nursery, and served on the Creative Praise Team. I have been working in the education field for over 20 years. I work for Saluda and Edgefield County First Steps as a Quality Coach for them. My son is 6 years old and attends Batesburg Primary school, he is the love of my life. In the summertime we like to enjoy the sunshine by swimming and playing ball.

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Cricket Leaphart  |  Co-Director

My name is Danna “Cricket” Leaphart. My journey with Wittenberg Lutheran
Preschool started two years ago. Joy Burge and I serve as co-directors. I am a lifelong member of Wittenberg Lutheran Church and have served as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher, Order of St. John, Vacation Bible School, and Youth Director. I was Human Resource Director for 25 years at Berwick Offray, formerly known as Hartwell Industries, in Leesville SC before I moved to Texas following my husband’s ministry. There I served as First Lutheran Church Secretary. I have two daughters and 3 granddaughters, who are a blessing and bring so much joy in my life. My favorite place is Edisto Beach, and I love spending time in the yard whether it be digging in the dirt or cooking out with friends and family!